A Historical Anthology of Irish Church Music

A Historical Anthology of Irish Church Music

by Gerard Gillen, Andrew Johnstone
     
 

The sixth volume in the well-established and highly acclaimed Irish Musical Studies series forms a sequel to the second volume, Music and the Church that appeared in 1993. This volume also explores the connective strands, historical, theoretical and contemporary, between music and one of its oldest sources of inspiration, religious expression. This historical…  See more details below

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The sixth volume in the well-established and highly acclaimed Irish Musical Studies series forms a sequel to the second volume, Music and the Church that appeared in 1993. This volume also explores the connective strands, historical, theoretical and contemporary, between music and one of its oldest sources of inspiration, religious expression. This historical anthology examines fourteen liturgically-based compositions from the medieval period to the 20th century, Roman Catholic and Protestant in provenance, each edited for performance and assessed and evaluated in the context of the wider compositional tradition from which it emanated. An introductory chapter examines the historical milieu that determined the particular choice of music, much of which (motets and anthems by Bewerunge, Carter, Greig, Hewson, Larchet, O'Brien, and Robinson) appears in published form for the first time. (Series: Irish Musical Studies)

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A detailed survey of the work of 15 composers active in Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions from the 17th century to the present. Covers five examples from the Dublin Cathedral repertory in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries; four examples of Latin works for the Roman Catholic Church from emancipation to the Second Vatican Council; two 20th century anthems; two pieces of music for the vernacular Roman rite; and two recent cathedral compositions. Includes a discography. Lacks a subject index. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851825073
Publisher:
Four Courts Press
Publication date:
07/30/2001
Series:
Irish Musical Studies
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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